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The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 10:13. [Tor Tjeransen/  Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

What Happened Today - Wednesday, June 8th

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 marked the third day of the hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. The day began with a digital concert featuring linguistically diverse musicians fro...

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The treasurer of the General Conference, Paul H. Douglas, presented the treasury report at the afternoon business session on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Photo: Tor Tjeransen/Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).

Adventist Church enjoys positive financial outlook despite turbulent times

On Tuesday afternoon at the 61st General Conference Session, GC CFO/Treasurer Paul Douglas delivered his Treasurer’s Report, giving an overview of the financial position and performance of the global ...

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Photo Karen J. Porter, Associate Secretary, General Conference, (GC), presenting two new unions: Eastern Ethiopia Union Mission (ECD) and Western Ethiopia Union Mission (ECD).[Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Global Church Celebrates Official Introduction to 10 New Unions to the Sisterhood of Unions

Since the last Seventh-day Adventist General Conference (GC) Session, the World Church has experienced positive growth within its organization. Despite the challenges we have faced during the Covid-19...

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The dome at the America’s Center. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

What Happened Today - Tuesday, June 7th

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 marks the second day of the first hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. The day began with a digital concert featuring linguistically diverse musicians...

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Opening remarks from the GC Officers Paul H. Douglas, Treasurer, General Conference (GC); Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC); Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC). The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Monday, June 6, 2022 08:00. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

The World Church Celebrates the Official Opening of the 61st General Conference Session

The much anticipated reunion of the Adventist World Church has finally arrived. After two consecutive postponements of the planned GC Session, Monday, June 6th, marks the commencement of the 61st Seve...

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Hensley Moorooven, Undersecretary, General Conference (GC), presenting an item from the constitution and bylaws agenda at the afternoon business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Monday, June 6, 2022 15:56.  [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

What Happened Today - Monday, June 6th

Monday, June 6th, 2022 marks the commencement of the first hybrid General Conference (GC) Session in St. Louis, Missouri. The day began with opening remarks from Adventist World Church President Ted W...

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Opening remarks from the GC Officers, Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC). The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Erton Köhler Re-elected Executive Secretary

The decision comes during morning business session meetings held June 7

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Opening remarks from the GC Officer Paul H. Douglas, Treasurer, General Conference (GC)  [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

Paul Douglas re-elected as Treasurer of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Douglas has held the position of Executive Treasurer since he replaced Juan Prestol-Puesan in 2021.

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Erton Carlos Köhler, Executive Secretary, General Conference (GC) gives the report from secretariat. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

Mission a strong focus of Secretariat’s Report at GC Session

On Tuesday morning at just about 9:30 am at the 61st General Conference Session, GC Secretary Erton Köhler, accompanied by Undersecretary Hensley Moorooven, GC associate secretaries Claude Richli, Ger...

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[Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)]

General Conference Session Delegates Vote to Elect General Vice-Presidents

General Conference Session delegates have voted to accept the seven names recommended to them for General Vice-President by the 2022 General Conference Session nominating committee. The seven names i...

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Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC) giving the President´s Report at the morning business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. Cameradate: Monday, June 6, 2022 10:23. [Photo Credit: Tor Tjeransen/ Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).

Ted N.C. Wilson Re-Elected as President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for Third Term.

During the final minutes of the business session on Monday, June 6, the General Conference Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church voted to re-elect Ted N.C. Wilson as president of the...

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Ted N. C. Wilson, President, General Conference (GC) giving the President´s Report at the morning business session on Monday, June 6, 2022. The 61st General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, America’s Center Convention Complex, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, June 6-11, 2022. [Tor Tjeransen, Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0).]

World Church President Delivers Ministry Highlights and Significant Achievements Over Past Seven Years

Delivered at 10:13 am on the first day (June 6) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 61st General Conference (GC) Session, Adventist world president Elder Ted Wilson delivered his widely anticipated ...

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How Did We Get Here? Behind The Scenes Of GC Session 2022: Postponement, Relocation And Unique Challenges

General Conference Session is the largest, most complex, and arguably most significant event held by the global Seventh-day Adventist Church every quinquennium. Postponed for two years due to Covid, i...

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APP da Conferência Geral 2022

2022 GC Session’s First Official App Goes Live

In just a few days, one of the most significant organized events known to most Seventh-Day Adventists worldwide will be taking place in St. Louis, Missouri, USA — the 61st General Conference (GC) Sess...

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[Photo Courtesy of Anthony Stanyer]

Looking for Heroes

All stories have a hero. In some way or form, there is someone who is admirable and looked up to. They give the best of themselves to better others and/ or circumstances for today and the future. We f...

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Historical Session Through the Years

Postponing and changing GC Session reflects historical trends, according to expert Dr David Trim

Scheduled to be held from June 6 to 11, the 61st Session of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will bring together thousands of church members from across the globe—both in-person in St....

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Mass Brass Group playing “Fanfare of Praise”.  The 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA, July 2-11, 2015. [Josef Kissinger] / Adventist Media Exchange (CC BY 4.0)

61st GC Session to celebrate musical world-firsts, due to unique hybrid structure

One of the most widely anticipated highlights of every General Conference Session is the world-class musical performances from artists across the globe. This year, the 61st Session of the Seventh-day ...

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Various faces from within the NAD and beyond listen to the discussion on the Fundamental Beliefs. 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. ©2015 North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Photo taken by Rohann Wellington/NAD

How Session Works: Selecting Delegates

General Conference (GC) leaders, directors and staff are busy finalizing preparations for the upcoming 61st General Conference Session, which will be held from June 6-11 in the Americas Center in St. ...

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The Nominating Committee at work. 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. Dave Sherwin/Adventist Review

How Session Works: Nominating Committee

Deciding who the next leaders of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church will be is a process that occurs every five years at the General Conference Session. Maintaining transparency and following ...

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Translators, top press boxes, simultaneous translating the Friday night, July 3, program. Various media and communication personal work out of the bottom press boxes. Communicating GC Session to the world. 60th General Conference Session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, in San Antonio, Texas. ©2015 North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Anthony White/NPUC/NAD

General Conference Executes Detailed Communications Plan For Upcoming Session

With the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s 61st General Conference (GC) Session just less than four weeks away, GC administration is ramping up communications and finalizing details in time for the offic...

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